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Delirium in the hospital may have a dose-response association with dementia

Hospitalized patients with delirium had three times the risk for incident dementia over 5.25 years of follow-up versus those without, and each additional delirium episode was associated with a 20% increase in dementia risk, an Australian study found.
3 Apr 2024

Opioid exposure linked to increased risk of delirium in critically ill adults

A Dutch study found that opioid use in the ICU increased the daily risk of delirium by 45% in a dose-dependent manner and that this increased risk was independent of the degree of pain present.
21 Apr 2021

Antipsychotic medications not effective in ICU patients with delirium

A systematic review and meta-analysis found no improvements in delirium- or coma-free days, mortality, duration of mechanical ventilation, or ICU or hospital length of stay in critically ill patients with delirium who received antipsychotics versus those who did not.
27 Mar 2024

Care pathway with nurse screening for delirium may have reduced length of stay, 30-day readmissions

An academic tertiary care hospital in Northern California found that adjusted mean hospital length of stay decreased by 2% and the adjusted odds of 30-day readmission decreased by 14% after implementation of a delirium screening and care pathway for inpatients ages 50 years and older.
16 Jun 2021

Melatonin does not improve delirium in older inpatients

No significant differences in Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale scores were seen between patients randomized to 5 mg of melatonin nightly or placebo, a small trial found.
13 Mar 2024

ICU bundles do not appear to improve delirium but may help other outcomes

A meta-analysis found an association between bundled interventions in the ICU and improvements in coma duration, length of stay, and 28-day mortality rates.
23 Dec 2020

Tackling ED boarding

Hospitalists can take ownership to reduce risks for patients, especially elderly ones.
21 Feb 2024

Latest inpatient COVID-19 research looks at plasma, intubation, delirium, VTE, and more

Recent studies showed that convalescent plasma didn't improve outcomes, a protocol reduced intubation rates, delirium was a common presentation among elderly patients, venous thromboembolism (VTE) was more common in the ICU, and racial disparities persisted after adjustment.
25 Nov 2020

April 3, 2024

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Using an app to direct inpatient delirium identification was both feasible and accurate

A two-step, app-directed protocol for clinicians to identify delirium had high overall accuracy, with certified nursing assistants and nurses performing as well as hospitalists in a prospective cohort study at two hospitals.
10 Nov 2021

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